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The Daily Caller: Rubio Calls for Current IRS Head’s Resignation

Posted 5/13/2013

The Daily Caller
By: Alexis Levinson

Republicans want heads to roll in the wake of revelations that the Internal Revenue Service inappropriately targeted conservative groups for further scrutiny, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to begin with the current IRS Commissioner.

“It is clear the IRS cannot operate with even a shred of the American people’s confidence under the current leadership,” Rubio wrote in a letter sent to Lew Monday. “Therefore, I strongly urge that you and President Obama demand the IRS Commissioner’s resignation, effectively immediately. No government agency that has behaved in such a manner can possibly instill any faith and respect from the American public.”

Rubio called the IRS’s actions “outrageous and seriously concerning,” and a “direct assault on our Constitution.

House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa vowed Friday that his committee would hold hearings and investigate the issue, and Rubio said that Lew and other high ranking Treasury and IRS officials should testify.

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